Students at the Center

Students at the Center

They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and ...

Author: Bena Kallick

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416623243

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize ▪ Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. ▪ Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. ▪ Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. ▪ Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.
Categories: Education

Anytime Anywhere

Anytime  Anywhere

Just getting kids to comply with adult wishes is not going to be enough anymore. The contributors to this volume represent a wide range of expertise, from the the conceptual to the practical, from research to reality.

Author: Rebecca E. Wolfe

Publisher:

ISBN: 1612505694

Category: Education

Page: 254

View: 243

Anytime, Anywhere synthesizes existing research and practices in the emerging field of student-centered learning, and includes profiles of schools that have embraced this approach.Educators have argued that students should be at the center of learning, constructing new knowledge based on what is interesting to them, and receiving guidance in classrooms--or anywhere they may happen to be-- from adults with whom they have positive relationships. Now, with the advent of new technologies, researchers are confirming the value of this approach by showing how the human brain and memory work in response to different environments, and how digital tools give students powerful new ways to express what they've learned.
Categories: Education

Student Centered Learning by Design

Student Centered Learning by Design

"Developing an understanding of the principles of design thinking is key for all educators"--

Author: Jacquelyn Whiting

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440877544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 129

View: 159

Current research is pushing schools to adopt more student-centered approaches to the classroom experience, and educators—librarians and classroom teachers alike—are being challenged to revise their curricula and instruction to be student-centered, personalized, and differentiated. This book empowers librarians, teachers, and administrators to be empathic problem-solvers and decision-makers. By reframing the challenges that members of a learning community face as opportunities to better meet teaching and learning needs, readers will find that adoption of a mindset focused on users—namely, design thinking—elevates and creates opportunities for innovating pedagogy. Moreover, it can enhance school culture as well as build channels of communication among various stakeholders in schools and districts. When educators of any subject or discipline apply design thinking skills to their curriculum implementation, authentic student-centered learning experiences become the core of the learning experience. The case studies shared in this book provide examples of student-centered approaches being used in elementary, middle, and high schools, so that readers have many models on which to base their work and from which to build confidence in shifting their pedagogy to keep the student at the center of teaching and learning decisions. Explanations of design thinking models, how they work, and how they apply to teaching and learning Opportunities to practice empathizing with learning community stakeholders and designing to meet those stakeholders' needs Models for writing curricula, units, and lesson plans that are student-centered by design Resources for implementing project-based learning experiences with students Reproducible graphics and organizers for instructional use
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mathematics and Science for Students with Special Needs

Mathematics and Science for Students with Special Needs

Would you like some interesting suggestions for activities and resources to use
with your students the next time you're stuck ... Sandy Merritt is a first - grade /
Reading Recovery teacher at Center Point - Urbana , Iowa , Elementary School .

Author: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435070411251

Category: Mathematics

Page: 60

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Categories: Mathematics

Federal Register

Federal Register

Intersection of creek and center of Airport Road 100 feet upstream from center of
the most downstream crossing of Nelson ... a 10 percent reduction in the number
of student incentive payments offered to incoming students at the state maritime ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112059138914

Category: Administrative law

Page:

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Categories: Administrative law

Designing Services and Programs for High Ability Learners

Designing Services and Programs for High Ability Learners

The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming With new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards, this second edition of Designing ...

Author: Rebecca D. Eckert

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506343457

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 977

The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming With new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards, this second edition of Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners provides educators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support today’s gifted learners. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs and takes into account current educational trends, such as the Focus on diversity to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education Collaboration with special education to ensure students with disabilities have access to programming Use of technology Development of local policies to support gifted education
Categories: Education

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the ...

Author: Lisa Dieker

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609780

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 497

In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.
Categories: Education

Annual Report Clemson University

Annual Report   Clemson University

To date , more than $ 3 million has been awarded to schools which received help
from the center . At - risk students in local education agencies also benefit from
center staff time and expertise . Anderson ( SC ) School District One with NDPC ...

Author: Clemson University

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924058996301

Category:

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Pedagogy Policy and the Privatized City

Pedagogy  Policy  and the Privatized City

Most importantly, this book reveals what must be done to challenge oppressive conditions and transform our schools for the benefit of all students.

Author: Kristen L. Buras

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807750896

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 378

In cities across the nation, communities of color find themselves resisting state disinvestment and the politics of dispossession. Students at the Center—a writing initiative based in several New Orleans high schools—takes on this struggle through a close examination of race and schools. The book builds on the powerful stories of marginalized youth and their teachers who contest the policies that are destructive to their communities: decentralization, charter schools, market-based educational choice, teachers union-busting, mixed-income housing, and urban redevelopment. Striking commentaries from the foremost scholars of the day explore the wider implications of these stories for pedagogy and educational policy in schools across the United States and the globe. Most importantly, this book reveals what must be done to challenge oppressive conditions and transform our schools for the benefit of all students.
Categories: Social Science

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

(LMI) ED 385 895 EA 026 832 The Impact of Educational Reform on Students At
Risk in Texas. ... Action from the outside toward the center Guides and provides
for Learning; action from center outward reports educational processes and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068697860

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Stanford University Bulletin

Stanford University Bulletin

It has two pleasant patios, meeting rooms (which are free for student
organizations) , a ticket office for events on campus and throughout the Bay Area
(including the BASS system), a travel agency, a recreation center with billiards
and video ...

Author: Stanford University

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113128602

Category: Summer schools

Page:

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Categories: Summer schools

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores how teachers can truly engage and inspire students to be independent, imaginative, and responsible learners who are prepared to handle the challenges of tomorrow.

Author: Thomas R. Rosebrough

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416610908

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 889

How can teachers meet the challenges of engaging and educating all students, from those who are gadget-toting and plugged-in to those who are language learners or economically distressed and everyone in between? How can you help students learn what they need to know when the world and all that's in it is changing rapidly? Standards and high-stakes testing haven't answered the call, but you can. Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores the power of placing students at the center of teaching and learning. The shift from simply teaching content to focusing on and teaching individual learners allows teachers to inspire students to be independent, imaginative, and responsible learners for life. These teachers are transforming education, lives, and opportunities for their students. A transformational approach to teaching results in a high-quality education for today's learners. Citing theory, research, practice, and their own experiences in teaching K 18 students, Tom Rosebrough and Ralph Leverett build a convincing case for the primacy of student teacher relationships in productive classrooms. Knowing students well is critical to teaching to their needs. Education cannot be just an effort to cover content, pass standardized tests, and achieve adequate yearly progress. To serve the next generation well, it must be about helping each student develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to live a uniquely satisfying life in the face of myriad changes. Thomas R. Rosebrough is executive dean of the College of Education and Human Studies at Union University and professor of education. He has taught elementary students through doctoral student candidates in public and private schools. Ralph G. Leverett is program director for the masters' of education program at Union University and professor of special education. He has taught students at all levels in public and private schools, and is a speech-language pathologist.
Categories: Education

Making Thinking Visible

Making Thinking Visible

This book will become a landmark in that journey." —Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento; coauthor, Habits of Mind series "Making Thinking Visible is essential reading for every educator who ...

Author: Ron Ritchhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118015037

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 806

A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.
Categories: Education

The Directory of Programs for Students at Risk

The Directory of Programs for Students at Risk

This book summarizes over 40 programs which enhance the success of students at risk.

Author: Thomas L. Williams

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 1883001749

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 927

This book summarizes over 40 programs which enhance the success of students at risk. The emphases of these programs include individual students' learning skills, whole-school improvement, professional development, and parent and family improvement. Names and addresses of key people at each site are also included.
Categories: Education

National Car and Locomotive Builder

National Car and Locomotive Builder

At the present time , do you know of any other design of there are only three
students , and one of them will graduate ... is not already in the Institute . at least
one and one - half inches from the center line of the R. E. MARSHALL , Chairman
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010384985

Category:

Page:

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Schedule of Classes

Schedule of Classes

A copy is mailed to students at the end of each Spring quarter of attendance . ...
Departments , Accounting , Bursar's Office , Cashier's Office , Colleges , Office for
Students with Disabilities , Housing , International Center , Library Administration
 ...

Author: University of California, San Diego. Office of the Registrar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822043025170

Category: Schedules, School

Page:

View: 185

Categories: Schedules, School

The Effectiveness of an Integrated Career Intervention for College Students with and Without Disabilities

The Effectiveness of an Integrated Career Intervention for College Students with and Without Disabilities

Equal selection of college students with and without disabilities was attempted so
that comparisons could be made ... to all students registered with the UW -
Madison McBurney Disability Resource Center , ( c ) posters in student career
and ...

Author: Lisa Marie Conyers

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89056378334

Category:

Page: 310

View: 381

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Center for Latin American Studies

Center for Latin American Studies

The program of the Center includes undergraduate and graduate curricula in
tropical agriculture for students majoring in ... The Center for Tropical Agriculture
works closely with the Center for Latin American Studies and a Ford Foundation ...

Author: University of Florida. Center for Latin American Studies

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023510000

Category: Area studies

Page: 27

View: 292

Categories: Area studies

Rethinking Readiness

Rethinking Readiness

Parents, educators, and policy makers should find this compilation an excellent resource.” —Terry Holliday, chair, National Professional Teaching Standards Board, and former commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education Rafael Heller ...

Author: Rafael Heller

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781682530542

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 850

Rethinking Readiness offers a new set of competencies to replace the narrow learning goals of No Child Left Behind and, in chapters written by some of the nation’s most well-respected education scholars, explores their implications for schools. Today’s students must cultivate the full range of intellectual, interpersonal, and intrapersonal capacities that have been grouped together under the banner of “deeper learning.” Rethinking Readiness focuses on how educators and policy makers should move forward to provide the educational experiences that students need to become truly well prepared for college, careers, and civic life, including changes in curriculum, teacher evaluation, and student assessment. As state leaders chart a new course for K–12 education in the Every Student Succeeds Act era, Rethinking Readiness offers a succinct and compelling vision for a new agenda for school reform so future generations can prosper in a rapidly changing world.
Categories: Education

The Standards Based Classroom

The Standards Based Classroom

Get to know which practices related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to make learning the goal for every student!

Author: Emily Rinkema

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544324210

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 427

Get to know which practices related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to make learning the goal for every student! You’ll learn how to Create learning targets that are scalable and transferable within and across units Develop instructional scales for each learning target Design non-scored practice activities and assessments Introduce and model skills that will be assessed and design tasks that allow students to use these skills Differentiate instruction and activities based on data from various types of assessments Maintain a gradebook that tracks summative achievement of learning targets, and score assessments accordingly Communicate progress clearly and efficiently with students and families
Categories: Education